If you are like me and have been left scratching your head over the whereabouts of the HTC Merge once slated for Verizon, we may finally have an answer. Admittedly it wasn’t specced out to be the best VZW Android as of late, and while it’s keyboard looks awesome and the phone could surely hold its own, it most likely would have been lost to other devices during a crowded holiday release schedule. Now the still sexy Merge is back on the scene with an unexpected twist. It appears the handset will be heading to Alltell.
It will be missed on Verizon’s airwaves, but perhaps it is for the better. In the meantime, Alltell’s Android lineup looks to be beefing up with an impending launch of their own version of the Motorola DROID X, as well. Guess it doesn’t hurt to be a Verizon subsidy when it comes to scoring some hot releases.